Welcome to our first July Imagine If Blog Hop! If you’ve started here, you can go back to the Imagine If Blog for the first post. I’ve you’ve arrived from Brenda and her Kiwiana Brag Book, welcome! Living in a wine region, and having worked in the wine industry, I loved this quote when I saw it and I knew I wanted to make something with it. The felt Celebration Time Purple Grapes collection from Imagine If was perfect for this.
I started out with an old child’s wooden puzzle I had in my stash (I think it came from an op-shop), and I gessoed the pieces and the frame. I then painted the frame a dark burgundy and the pieces pale green. I stuck the pieces into the frame and then used Tim Holtz Clockwork Stencil to sponge cream paint over the whole project – this added dimension to the project, and isn’t too obvious, so use any stencil in your stash, and check out Imagine If’s new stencils too! We have a set of these to giveaway, so make sure you see below and comment on all the blog posts. Once that was dry, I cut three Tim Holtz Weathered Clocks from some leftover packaging (don’t throw away that packaging – it can be really useful!), these were layered over the edges of the puzzle frame and cut off. I ‘wrote’ out the quote with one of my favourite tools – a dymo, and added it to the centre of the puzzle.
Finally I used the felt grapes, wine bottles and wine glasses on each side of the quote – perfect!
Your next stop in the Hop is Katrina and her pretty cards. We have a set of 4 Imagine If stencils to give away for this hop, included are: Rain Go Away, Walking in Sunshine, Snowflakes, and Twinkle Little Star. You’ll get an entry for Liking Imagine If on Facebook, and for each comment you leave on the blogs – enter on below. a Rafflecopter giveaway